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Mitsubishi Motors Bringing New Tech to 2019 Geneva Motor Show

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Heads up, because the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has let loose a bunch of information on what they’re bringing to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with a hot new press release. We’re talking new concept models, new technology, and ground-breaking stuff. Mitsubishi Electric surprised it with some of the tech they’re working on at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show and autonomous technology. Now, Mitsubishi Motors is going to be showcasing the results of their 2018 neutral-energy project.

Fruits of their Labor

Can we just say we called this? Back when we talked about the partnership between Mitsubishi Motors, Hitachi Europe, and ENGIE, they were working on renewable energy, also known as recycled energy that could be used, collected, stored, and used again. All three had a part to play in this project: ENGIE had designed their headquarters office building in La Défense, France as a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), Hitachi brought vehicle-to-everything V2X charger, and Mitsubishi Motors used the Outlander PHEV.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Still an Award-Winning SUV

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Mid-size SUVs and Crossovers seem to be a new car segment to many, but the truth is, the class of vehicle has just started to gain more popularity with automakers trying to cover the range of features consumers look for. Power, comfort, convenience, space, price – it all adds up, and in more ways than one. The value of a vehicle and the cost to own it down the line can be large factors when it comes to buying a vehicle, but so does how well a vehicle performs. In the Mid-Size SUV/Crossover segment, Mitsubishi Motors is already doing well with all of the above with their Outlander and Outlander PHEV models.

Performance of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV

Named as two of the “Best 5 All-Around Performance” vehicles by Automotive Science Group in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index study. This isn’t the first time the Automotive Science Group has awarded Mitsubishi Motors vehicles. Last time, in June 2018, the Automotive Science Group (ASG) assessed 823 model year 2018 crossovers, SUVs, and minivans in North America when conducting their 2017 Automotive Performance Index study. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was named as one of the “Best 5 All-Around Performance” vehicles, and the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage was rewarded with the “Best Economic Performance Award” for the second consecutive year and earned Mitsubishi Motors recognition as the “Best All-Around Performance Brand”.

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Mitsubishi Debuts Promo for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be a large event this year. Well, it’s one of the largest auto shows every year, but this year, the competition is already quickly heating up. Some of this heat is coming from the far east, Japan, straight from Mitsubishi Motors. They’ve already dazzled us a bit with the very secretive Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to the Sweden auto show, but there’s not a whole lot to go on. Just when you think Mitsubishi is going to tease us with another vehicle far overseas, they debut a promo video for their new and improved 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact SUV. Lovely!

 

 

Let’s face it, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport needed an upgrade, looking like an exact replica of its older sibling, the Mitsubishi Outlander, it’s tough to tell the two apart if looking at them from the front or rear. Only a profile view of the difference in length is all one would notice from the outside. The interior may be a little more flashy, but now the exterior will match. Known as the 2020 Outlander Sport, also the RVR and ASX in other auto markets around the globe, we’re finally getting a compact SUV from Mitsubishi that matches its namesake.

It all starts with looks and the impact a vehicle makes on consumers. So, Mitsubishi took a proverbial hammer to the body of the Outlander Sport and reworked its front and rear fascias. The signature design concept from Mitsubishi, their “Dynamic Shield”, was changed up a bit when adopted to the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, encapsulated with horizontal and vertical lines placed along the grille and skid plate for a more robust and tough feeling that should emanate from the new model. Multiple LEDs that make up the front headlamps, a distinctive lamp layout of the fog and turning lights, the large grille and bumper all give the hood a sunken look for a little more edge.

The rear is also new, designed with a bold design that stretches the entire width of the rear. Black corners were added to the sides of the rear bumper for a more stable presence. They’re also a great contrast to the taillight designs, giving the compact SUV a sharper image with LEDs.

Bringing the sporty look full circle are three new colors. Bathe like a King in a tub of rupees with the Red Diamond or feel a sense of luxury with the rich Oak Brown. For a spark of energy every time you see it in the driveway, go with the vivid Sunshine Orange.

The entertainment system comes with some unusual upgrades. A larger, now 8-inch touchscreen is situated in the front center console, and the Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) system comes with more advanced connectivity and improved functionality. On top of that, the entertainment system allows consumers to play videos on the touchscreen from an outside source via a USB drive…but the feature is only available if the vehicle is stopped. Possibly going a little more into their Mitsubishi Connect and Telematics system of the Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi also added a nifty smartphone app that allows consumers to monitor fuel levels, servicing intervals, etc for the 2020 Outlander Sport.

Most of what’s been shared so far comes down to looks and style. We should know more about the powertrain, most likely a choice of 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter engine optimized with Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC). Along with their Reinforced Safety Impact Evolution (RISE) body construction, a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking system, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) will most likely remain as the available safety features.

Come March 7, we’ll know more as the 2019 Geneva Motor Show takes place through the following ten days. Follow us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media for more information. Test drive the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and find out what all the fuss is about.

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Mitsubishi Delica Modded into a Camper

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With Mitsubishi Motors coming out with all sorts of new vehicles overseas, we here in North America wonder when we’re going to get those models on our city streets. Most recently, a selection of vehicles where the North American market is growing, have been released in Japan and the UK. These would be the new Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, and what seems to be a mashup of a minivan and an SUV, a new Mitsubishi Delica concept for its current Delica model. With another concept on the horizon, there’s a lot of “what ifs” in the air. To really stress the growth of the auto market in America for trucks and SUVs, we’re going to take a look at an interesting modification to the Mitsubishi Delica by a motorhome and campervan retailer in Scotland.

Concepts Overseas

A couple of new vehicles are showing up on the other side of the world from Mitsubishi, the most recent being the Engelberg Tourer going on debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a very closely kept secret at the moment, and no one is really sure what it could be. Some are hoping for the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover, but it could be a new concept altogether. Plus,

Mitsubishi Motors released the 2019 Triton pickup truck overseas, with off-road capability. Equipped with an enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems, “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”, this truck would be perfect competition for the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2020 Jeep Gladiator. However, there’s no sign of it coming to America any time soon.

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